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Global terrorism fatalities up 30%, risk of attacks increase most in China, Egypt, Kenya, and Libya

Report
Maplecroft

Over the last 12 months, global fatalities from acts of terrorism have risen 30% compared to the previous five year average, according to a new security monitoring service from global risk analytics company Maplecroft, which also identifies China, Egypt, Kenya and Libya as seeing the most significant increases in the risk of terrorist attacks.

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Yemen: Humanitarian Dashboard (as of June 2014)

SUMMARY

The Humanitarian Dashboard measures progress against top-level targets and briefly summarizes major needs and response during the month. In Yemen, partners estimate that 14.7 million people – over half the population – need some form of humanitarian aid in 2014.This year’s Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) seeks US$592 million to assist 7.6 million of the most vulnerable.Cluster Coordinators are available to provide details on cluster activities.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16-22 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Le Canada se porte à la défense des filles à l’occasion d’un sommet mondial pour mettre fin au mariage d’enfants

Le ministre des Affaires étrangères John Baird a annoncé aujourd’hui qu’il assistera au Sommet sur les filles 2014 à Londres, au Royaume-Uni, afin d’appuyer les efforts mondiaux déployés pour mettre fin aux mariages précoces et forcés ainsi qu’à la mutilation génitale des femmes.

« Le mariage d’enfants est un problème mondial qui exige une action concertée de tous les pays, a déclaré le ministre Baird. Son élimination donnera aux femmes et aux filles l’autonomie dont elles ont besoin pour contribuer au développement et à la prospérité de leurs collectivités. »

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Thousands of Ramadan food packs distributed in Yemen

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Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief has distributed over 9,100 Ramadan food packs to vulnerable people in Yemen.

Targetting people based on their vulnerability to food insecurity, the distribution covered the governorates of Sana’a, Aden, Abyan, Sa’ada, and Hodeida. Orphaned children, disabled people, displaced families as well as Syrian and Somali refugees were amongst those to benefit.

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ICRC delivers aid to Amran hospitals and displaced families

17-07-2014 Operational Update No 2014/01

Fighting in Yemen's Amran Governorate has left many families desperate to know what has happened to missing relatives. The ICRC is providing hospitals with vital supplies and has offered to trace missing persons.

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Netherlands grants Yemen $4.9 million in aid

Report
Yemen Times

Published on 17 July 2014 in News

Ali Saeed (author)

SANA’A, July 16—The Netherlands agreed on Monday to grant Yemen $4.9 million to finance a project aimed at managing water resources in the Sana’a Basin, according to the state-run Saba News Agency.

Part of the project will entail a study of Sana’a’s water reserves. This will include an effort to determine groundwater replenishment rates, water consumption levels, and water usage for irrigation, according to Ali Al-Suraimi, head of the National Water Resources Authority.

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Polio vaccine campaigns face difficulty amid spying revelations

Report
Yemen Times

Published on 17 June 2014 in Health & Environment

Ali Abulohoom (author)

Despite efforts by the World Health Organization (WHO) to eradicate polio worldwide, ten countries, including Pakistan, Nigeria, and Syria, are on red alert as new cases have been detected and fears grow of the virus spreading to neighboring countries.

Yemen is not on the list, but fear over the polio virus has increased amid a regional breakout and concerns that Syrian refugees fleeing to Yemen could reintroduce the virus.

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Tens of thousands flee Amran as humanitarian crisis deepens

Report
Yemen Times

Published on 15 July 2014 in News

Ali Saeed (author), Ali Ibrahim Al-Moshki (author)

SANA'A, July13—Tens of thousands of displaced people are in need of urgent humanitarian aid after fleeing fighting between Houthi rebels and an alliance of tribesmen and military units, according to government and local sources.

The numbers of internally displaced people (IDPs) have swelled since the Houthi takeover of Amran City on July 8.

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Humanitarian funding analysis: Amran, Yemen July 2014

Key messages

  • There have been no new donor pledges for the response to the needs of people displaced by fighting in Amran, since the recent upsurge in violence.

  • US$1.35m from the US$21.2 million Yemen Emergency Response Fund (ERF) has already been approved for national organizations supporting IDPs and host communities in Amran in response to previous violence and displacement in April 2014. OCHA confirms that the ERF is on stand-by to replenish these resources in response to the current crisis if needed.

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Yemen: Amran conflict Situation Report No. 6 (as of 16 July 2014)

Highlights

  • Fighting in Amran and neighbouring areas of Sana’a Governorate has stopped, and the situation is reportedly calm. Humanitarian partners are ready to return to Amran as soon as access permits; a smaller-scale response is under way for IDPs living in Sana’a.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Annual Report and Accounts 2013–14

Annual Report

The Annual Report meets DFID’s obligation to report on its activities and progress toward the Millennium Development Goals under the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006. It includes information on DFID’s results achieved, spending, performance and efficiency. The audited statutory accounts include spend against Parliamentary Estimate, and a statement of DFID’s assets and liabilities.

Accounts

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Food Security Survey Shows 10 Million Yemenis Still Struggle For Food

While food security has improved in some areas, around five million people were found to be severely food insecure and in need of assistance, with rural areas being the worst affected.

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ACAPS Briefing Note: Yemen Humanitarian Impact of Conflict in Amran, 15 July 2014

Crisis Overview

  • After the failure of two ceasefires, fighting in Amran between Houthi fighters and government forces has forced thousands of people to flee their homes. Amran is strategically located, just 50km away from the capital Sana’a.

  • More than 70,000 people have been displaced as a result of the fighting, mostly within Amran governorate. Roadblocks prevent thousands of others from leaving the conflict zone.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 9 - 15 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Joy at Eid for orphaned Yemeni children

Report
Islamic Relief

Six hundred orphaned Yemeni children and their siblings have received Eid gifts, thanks to Islamic Relief’s latest project in Sana’a.

Each child was provided with a coupon to the value of around USD$20, and taken with their relatives to a shopping mall – where they picked out new clothes in which to enjoy Eid celebrations.

“My daughters are very happy, they told our neighbors about their new clothes. They were very excited to be shopping at the mall,” said Fatimah Senan, 45, sole parent to nine children.

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IDMC Annual report 2014

From the director

I had the pleasure of joining the IDMC team in 2013, taking the helm from Kate Halff, who after four years of the excellent work and dedicated service, left the organisation in May.

2013 was another year of turmoil for many. Conflicts and disasters worldwide forced millions of people to flee their homes, leaving many stuck in limbo within the borders of their own country.

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IIRO starts implementation of Ramadan program in Yemen

The International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO), an affiliate of the Muslim World League, began in Sanaa last night the implementation of a special program to offer Iftar meals to Yemenis during the holy month of Ramadan. The program has provided nearly 10,000 poor people with food baskets.

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ECHO supports UNICEF to reach 70,000 severely malnourished children in Yemen

As the Government and UNICEF scale up efforts to address child malnutrition

SANA’A/BRUSSELS, 10 July 2014 – Almost 70,000 severely malnourished children in Yemen under the age of five will receive assistance over the next year with support from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO).

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Yemen - 2014 YHRP Funding (as of 13 Jul 2014))

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.